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Weighting nonlinearities on future high aggregate data rate PONs

Reis, J.D. ; Neves, D. ; Teixeira, A.

Optics Express Vol. 19, Nº 27, pp. 26567 - 26567, December, 2011.

ISSN (print): 1094-4087
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Scimago Journal Ranking: 2,58 (in 2011)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1364/OE.19.026557

In this paper we address high aggregate data rate coherent UDWDM-PONs (ultra-dense wavelength-division multiplexing passive optical networks) related physical impairments. Firstly, analog to digital converter resolution and laser linewidth are optimized giving the minimal signal to noise ratio penalty for UDWDM-PON systems at 10 Gb/s per user/wavelength. Secondly, inter-channel nonlinearities impact on high- order modulation formats at 1-2.5 Gb/s per channel and 100 km-reach is studied by means of Volterra series simulations.